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Jenny Lewis Teams Up With Beck for Easygoing ‘Just One of the Guys’

Jenny Lewis, Beck, "Just One of the Guys," 'The Voyager'

Leave it to Jenny Lewis to make the ticking of a biological clock sound as laid-back as a sunny Southern California morning. The singer for the now-defuct Rilo Kiley recorded most of her July 29 solo album The Voyager with Ryan Adams and his studio partner Mike Viola, but her Los Angeles singer-songwriting peer Beck produced “Just One of the Guys” about a year and a half ago. As that pairing suggest, it’s ambling, sun-dappled, and slightly twangy folk-rock, with immaculate attention to detail and an unmistakable backing vocal from Mr. Morning Phase himself. But what’s most jolting is the 38-year-old former child star’s blunt assessment of the “one difference between you and me: / When I look at myself all I can see / I’m just another lady without a baby.” Check out our recent interview with Lewis about the follow-up to 2008’s Acid Tongue. She’ll be appearing on IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang! on June 5, singing backup for Zach Galifianakis, and you can watch a preview over at Vulture.